News channels may face Govt ire

  • Yanamala hints at action
  • Finds fault for airing the views of the suspended MLAs

HYDERABAD: Apparently exasperated at YSRCP disrupting the session and passing abusive words at ruling TDP, the government is planning to issue notices to some news channels, including Sakshi, NTV and others, that aired the views of eight ousted YSRCP members from Assembly Media Point soon after their suspension from the House on Thursday. The officials concerned were asked to collect the details of the news channels that aired the YSRCP leaders’ views, according to informed sources.

Reacting on the ouster of the YSRCP leaders, Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Y Ramakrishnudu took serious objection to YSRCP for passing derogatory remarks against Speaker K Sivaprasada Rao. YSR Congress Party leaders cannot take the House for granted during the session by passing derogatory remarks against the Speaker, he said.

Interacting with media persons at Assembly Lobbies here after the House adjourned, he slammed the YSRCP Chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy for storming the podium and making derogatory remarks. The leaders, irrespective of their parties, are supposed to maintain decency in the House and protect the values of democracy, he felt.

The Finance Minister expressed displeasure over the channels for airing the views of the YSRCP leaders. When the House was going on, they cannot speak at the media point and the channels have to refrain from airing their views, he felt. Recalling NTR regime which also witnessed such belittling remarks from the Opposition, he felt that recurrence will only belittle the chair and democracy. However, the YSRCP made it clear that they will not attend the House after introducing no-confidence motion against the Speaker for disallowing them to speak on peoples’ woes. (NSS)

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